How to Clean Piano Keys

In just a few simple steps, you'll have your piano keys sparkling like new.

You will need

  • Lint-free cloths
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Gentle soap
  • White toothpaste

Step 1 Determine the type of keys Determine whether your white piano keys are plastic or ivory. Most modern pianos have plastic keys, which are smoother to the touch than ivory.

Step 2 Clean plastic keys with vinegar and warm water Clean plastic keys with a lint-free cloth dampened in a solution of vinegar and warm water.

Step 3 Clean ivory keys with a damp cloth and gentle soap Clean ivory keys with a damp cloth and gentle soap.

Step 4 Dry keys immediately Dry the keys immediately with another lint-free cloth.

Step 5 Clean the black keys with another damp cloth Use a cloth lightly dampened with water to clean the black keys.

Step 6 Dry and buff all of the keys Use a clean, dry lint-free cloth to buff all of the keys. Now you can use your beautiful keyboard to channel your inner prodigy.